Hahnel Modus 600rt mki & mkii review
My Complete Hahnel Modus 600rt mki & mkii review
This is a real-world review of the Hahnel Modus 600rt, I purchased this Hahnel flash myself and haven’t received any gifts or payments etc… for writing this impartial review.
So this is my quick Hahnel Modus 600RT review of the pro kit speedlights. This review also applies to Mark i and mark ii as I own both kits.
I have to say I was expecting this system to be very lightweight and poorly built considering the price and the specifications.
I have been very pleasantly surprised with this kit and this Hahnel Modus 600rt review shares everything I like and dislike about this system. For me the change over from my Nikon flashguns in feel has been minimal. The change over as regards how they work for you has been simply breathtaking. I am more than in love with these Hahnel speedlights.
I had one concern (well actually a few) with this Hahnel flash gun system.
Would the head just flip over when I am using a diffusion panel for both on and off-camera flash, in other words, was it strong enough to support a diffusion panel?
I use a large Rogue flash bender with matching diffusion panel to soften the light from my flashguns when shooting on the fly.
Anyone that has used one knows there is a small bit of weight in these units and they catch the wind quite well also.
So far I haven’t had an issue with the head falling over due to the additional weight which is a real relief.
What’s in the box.
2 x Hahnel Modus 600rt flash guns and the on-camera Viper TTL transmitter.
2 x high power lithium-ion batteries and a charger for same.
You can also buy the Speedlight on its own or with just a single Speedlight and the viper trigger.
Why buy it?
You are probably looking at this system for one of two reasons. Output power or fast recycling times. For me it was a bit of both, the idea of fast recycling times and a single high capacity battery was the real seller. So with a guide number of 60, its bright and I do mean really bright.
Recycling time.Now, this is a funny one, quoted as having 1.5 seconds recycle time at full power in the real world I have found that to be more like 2 seconds. The point here is it’s rare you would be using full power so what it all really means is at half and at a quarter power settings the recycle time is exceptionally quick.
Technical BitWith a flash duration of 1/300th of a second up to 1/20,000 of a second depending on the output power of the Speedlight. You really have the power to freeze fast-moving objects at 1/16th power. Which for argument’s sake will give you a good full-body exposure at nearly 3 metres at F5.6 (that’s from a quick test I did).
ConclusionIf you are thinking about buying them then simply just stop thinking about it and go do it, this modus system is great. You can thank me later 🙂
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See you out there,
Kieran Hayes Landscape Photography Ireland Hahnel Modus 600 rt Speedlight review Clonakilty Cork Ireland Kieran Hayes Photography5.0 39